The Roman Forum – Part 6

The Arch of Titus was built in 81 AD by the Emperor Domatian to celebrate the deification of his deceased predecessor and brother, Titus.  The arch is located at the east end of the Roman Forum, close to the Colosseum.

Inside the arch, one can see an image of the deification of Titus directly above, in the coffered soffit.  On the interior, to the North, is a relief of the spoils of the temple in Jerusalem and, to the South, is a relief of Titus as Triumphator, riding in a quadriga – a chariot drawn by four horses.

The Arch of Titus

The Arch of Titus

SOURCE:  The Arch of Titus (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 10 August 2011.

Deatil of the Arch of Titus

Detail of the Arch of Titus

SOURCE:  Detail of the Arch of Titus (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

The Spoils of War

The Spoils of War

SOURCE:  The Spoils of War (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Titus as Triumphator

Titus as Triumphator

SOURCE:  Titus as Triumphator (Rome, Lazio, Italy); photographed by Stephen J. Danko on 13 August 2011.

Copyright © 2011 by Stephen J. Danko

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